Working with the next generation of Climate Change Leaders
Come uncover your Talents
We are looking for the misfits, the dreamers, the ones who see the world differently, because solving the challenges posed by climate change will take a new generation of leaders. The question is: how can you sharpen your skills to positively impact the world?
Whether you are a scientist, artist, hacker, or a little of all, your unique talents and perspective are in high demand to solve some wicked problems. Climate change will require our best minds to come together and create roadmaps into the future.
What is LoonshotS Lab
This is an experimentation lab that wants to radically accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We plan to do this by training the next generation of experts.
This is a place for explorative interdisciplinary teams to work towards connecting the dots on how to bridge knowledge creation and action. Our focus is on academics working and researching the most pressing global challenges, the kinds of problems that keep people up at night (e.g., security, pandemic resistance, climate action). And while we seek experts we also understand wicked problems are not compartmentalized by disciplines or departments. By connecting diverse ideas and people, we welcome the possibility that creativity can emerge from the least expected places.
Hone Your Craft
(beginning in Aug)
You will explore along side other leaders five modules:
Importance of play in innovation
Growth opportunities as an expert outside of academia
Accidental Genius: gaining claritty
Mindset: failure as a growth process
Voice: sharing your ideas with non-technical audiences
In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals are a plan of action for sustainable development with a time horizon of 2030. There are 17 SDG and they range from the eradication of poverty and hunger, to gender equality, to improved access to education and sustainable cities, to name a few. These are centered around economic, social and environmental goals agreed by all 193 United Nations' signatory governments in 2015. The UN has been tasked with mobilizing governments and resources towards meeting these goals. The SDG's were crowdsourced from around the world and are considered the best bet to survive and thrive in the 21st century.